Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Other Uses of Coconut
The coconut palm is in every garden in this part of the world. The South Indians use the coconut extensively in their cuisine. Gardeners are familiar with the cocopeat, which is used in stead of sphagnum moss. I have used the coconut shell as a container to grow this Little John Tassel Fern, Hupertzia.
The Donkey's Tail is also ensconced in a coconut shell since five years.
The Staghorn fern is growing in a full coconut which has now burst. I had kept it in the rain recently, and forgot to take it inside into my 'cold room'. The raindrops must have acted like lenses, and my poor staghorn got scorched.
The coconut plant sheds its enormous leaves when they are too old. My helper makes a broom with the spines of the leaves to use in the garden. These brooms are very helpful in sweeping fallen leaves.